There is no evidence of such programme or intention!

Here below is the original letter published April 26, 2007.

**Hypocrisy in Iran protests**

The Asia-Pacific humanists are watching the declarations from European and United States leaders against the Iranian nuclear programme with dismay. It is estimated that the US nuclear arsenal in Europe alone has reached 480 warheads.

To these numbers must be added the 350 warheads of France and the 185 of Britain. Therefore, we are talking about a Europe from which more than 1,000 nuclear weapons could be launched to any point of the planet.

The US controls an arsenal of over 10,500 nuclear weapons.

We denounce the hypocrisy of political leaders from the European Union and the US who protest against the Iranian nuclear programme.

All these countries have signed the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), while not even respecting the commitment to dismantle their own arsenals.

We insist that the only solution is to apply the same criteria to

We denounce the fact that the real escalation of conventional and
nuclear armament is paid for with money that nations should be investing in health care and education.

We invite the governments of India, Pakistan, Israel and North Korea to ratify the NPT and, together with the governments of the US, Russia and China, dismantle their arsenals.

Simultaneously, we invite the Iranian government to renounce their nuclear ambitions and instead invest in renewable energy sources to safeguard their oil reserves if this is their desire.

We ask that a proportional and progressive disarmament plan be defined by the UN, with deadlines for the dismantling of nuclear arsenals, with appropriate, independently verifiable checks and controls.

The nuclear powers should be legally bound to respect this plan and expect to receive sanctions for non-fulfilment.

May the Asia-Pacific region play its part in building a peaceful world, the vanguard of a universal human nation, based on non-violence and solidarity.